Sonko: Matiangi, Kibicho and the ‘deep state’ are messing the country

Sonko: Matiangi, Kibicho and the 'deep state' are messing the country
Nairobi Governor appearing for an interview on JKlive on Wednesday, August 19. Photo:Citizen Digital.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has accused Interior CS Fred Matiangi, Interior PS Karanja Kibicho and the ‘deep state’ of messing the country.

Speaking on Wednesday night when he was hosted on Citizen TV’s JKLive, Sonko said President Uhuru is not to blame for the incidences of police brutality and misuse of state machinery.

“Uhuru is a very hardworking man, the problem is the system and the deep state, Matiangi and Kibicho are misusing the state machinery,” he said.

When he was pressed to answer why he thinks CS Matiang’i is to blame, Sonko said Matiang’i had changed from a hardworking Minister to misusing the state machinery.

“The people who are messing this country is the system, it is CS Matiangi and Kibicho and the deep state, Matiangi is a performer, but he goes wrong when he misuses the state machinery including the police force,” Sonko said.

At the same time, Sonko claimed that CS Matiang’i was behind the arrest of three senators who were opposed to the state-backed revenue sharing formula.

He vowed to speak the truth, saying he is not afraid of the ‘deep state’ sponsoring his impeachment.

“I do not fear, I do not care, they can impeach me I don’t care, there is a life after politics, so they can sponsor my impeachment,” he added.

CS Matiangi on Wednesday appeared before the Senate alongside DCI Boss George Kinoti and IG Hilary Mutyambai.

He denied the link between the arrest of three senators and the ongoing revenue sharing stalemate at the Senate.

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